Monday News Update: Maxine Smith, BSMF Advice, Hi-Tone Sneak Peek and More
Happy Monday, y'all.
Today in Memphis, we've got restaurant news, a sneak peek at the new Hi-Tone Cafe, and a ton of advice for Music Fest goers. Also, we remember civil rights activist Maxine Smith, who passed away over the weekend.
All of that and more is in today's Memphis news update.
– First, a bit of sad news. Local civil rights activist and NAACP leader Maxine Smith passed away over the weekend at age 83. The Flyer has this rememberance.
– If you're headed to Beale Street Music Fest, or just have some advice to give to those who are, the Memphis sub-Reddit is making a long list of BSMF pro-tips.
– Today's feel good moment: the winner of the St. Jude Dream home is a guy who once lived in a tent.
– In food news, chef Ryan Trimm (Sweet Grass, Next Door) is opening a new upscale Southern restaurant in the old Circa space in East Memphis by mid-June. Also, Beale Street Landing is looking for a new restaurant tenant.
– "All of the big boys" want former Tiger Tarik Black.
– A lounge! Two music rooms! Stripes! Here's a sneak preview of the brand new Hi-Tone space on Cleveland.
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